Think you're getting Ferguson overload? Here's one more. We are going to do this until mainstream America -- yes, you so-called fair-minded people -- who claim to be disgusted by these things happening in American society today; yet, you don't do anything about it.
This is the link to the full transcript, in case you want to verify for yourself:
I have been wanting to say something about this for quite sometime now because I am getting sick and tired of this incessant double-standard by mainstream media. The woman above is obviously an Asian-heritage American. She started sharing her own journey from a mother of 3 kids, juggling a heavy schedule of being a small business owner and -- the horror! -- trying to get back in shape. She, obviously succeeded (look at her!), but when she decided to share it publicly on Facebook and started a blog encouraging other mothers, she got a whole bucket of criticism for "pushing unrealistic expectation." Are YOU serious? Hasn't anybody notice that there are a thousand other women hawking some form of "Extreme Fitness" persona and raking in millions of dollars in the process? So why is it bad for her to do that, but great for the others?
Here's Jillian Michaels' own aptly titled interview on "Motivation and Excuses" with Men's Fitness (http://www.mensfitness.com/...). So she gets to say that because she a "Fitness Guru?"
She even gets a full on empathizing interview with the Huffington Post about her struggles as an overweight person in her teens (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
Here is the problem; there is absolutely NO PROBLEM at all with what she is doing! Jillian is motivating thousands of people (men and women) into dropping the "EXCUSES" and getting fit. She is making thousands of money out of it, and it is inspiring thousands of others, including me, to follow her lifestyle. But why is that bad for Maria Kang to do the same?
YOUR CHEESE WEREN'T THAT GOOD ANYWAYS!
Sometimes, well-meaning and inspiring social consciousness drive begets an even bigger "social issues" discourse. When Sheryl Sandberg started the campaign to "BAN" "BOSSY" from our consciousness -- it all sounded like she was onto something. And, in the process of this whole thing, she has indeed brought us all front and center to confront our own internal processes of how we -- men and women -- interact and behave based on many preconceived notions and stereotypes.
The Real Bosses Speaks
That's because I am an American. And everything revolves around me.
When was the last time you sent a letter to your Grandma who happen to have no Internet access? When were the last times you even emailed your sister, your Dad, your best friend, or your mother-in-law? That’s right! Made you pause didn’t I?
But you have constantly been on Facebook, keeping in touch with people you never even meet in real life. Of course, any, and all relatives and friends who happen to be on your Facebook Community are all also on the loop with what’s happening in your life. You see, Facebook has, essentially, functioned and serviced your inability to keep in touch with the people from past to present – in real time – as long as they have a Facebook Account and are actually connected to you in your FB community. Depending on how you set your security and/or Privacy level on who can see the your posts, everyone who is allowed to see, sees your posts. The same goes for your photos. And this is the biggest lie from so many people who accuse Facebook of security and privacy issues. No one gets access to anything in your account unless you open it to the public. Of course, you never paid any attention to the Settings area, or the Administration panel or the Notifications Section even – you are just SO HAPPY to be on Facebook and now you are uploading all the photos left and right, including the ones with you in lingerie hugging a very big teddy bear. So, when that photo gets tagged, shared, and finally goes viral, you go crazy and scream, “F*&*K you, Facebook! You violated my rights and my privacy!”
No, seriously, you should be ashamed.
Click on the above commercial. Go ahead! No, seriously, watch the above Coca-Cola Commercial and tell me how many non-whites are in that group. Do you know when this commercial came out? Freaking 1971!
Now, click on the video below and watch it through the end. Are you feeling sick or are you feeling giddy? Your state of mind at this moment is pretty much how I can tell if you are a raving racist, right-wing nut or a doe-eyed, gay loving liberal. Because as far as I can tell, if you are one of them who felt violated by this new supposedly “feel-good-feeling-so-drink-a-coke” assault on your psyche, then you haven't been paying attention for the last 43 years.
Japan's Taiji Cove really became known to the world with the release of the movie, "The Cove" by Louie Psihoyos and Richard O'Barry. This is must see movie. Period.
But that's not why I am posting this for all of you to watch again. You might think that much has been done about this SHAMEFUL behavior by some Japanese. I want to reiterate the word "some" because not all Japanese are guilty of this actual crime against an endangered specie. In fact, having lived in Japan for more than 7 years, many Japanese do not have the slightest idea when I mentioned this topic to them while I was still living there. Some of them got mad at me, some of them said it was just hollywood "fake" movie to belittle and ridicule Japanese traditional customs and practices. And some just outright ignored it, even when I showed the videos.
That Red is the color of Dolphin Blood
But, to be sure, many other Japanese were also horrified when they saw the movie and the other smuggled videos from the scene made known to the world by brave souls (and celebrities, like Hayden Panettiere) who made the trip there illegally and recorded these atrocities. And while the reactions from the Japanese people were varied, ALL OF THEM SAID THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE! All of them said, that is the Japanese way. They have a right to it!
Welcome to the end of the gun debate! This so-called "Hunting Rifle" allows grandma and your 5-year old to kill that ever so elusive 21-ounce rabbit in your backyard.
"And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad. The dreams in which I'm dying, are the best I've ever had. I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take. When people run in circles
It's a very, very mad world. Mad world."